Stayed over night in the meadows, and went up the Southwest Couloir first thing in the morning. Had plenty of snow the whole way up the couloir. Excellent views from the top!
One of the first of many Tetons. Climbed with several of the old gang from TLS( The Liquor Store) from the days before Albertson's and TLS moved to present location at Buffalo Way:)
First real Mountaineering trip - I'm Hooked
Caught in blizzard half way through - did along with South Teton.
Started around 6 a.m. and made the summit at 1:30. I could hear elk bugles all around me in the morning and I saw some grouse, coyote, and deer along the trail. I'd consider this a pretty challenging day hike for most people. Great view of the grand from the top.
Three days two nights in Garnet Canyon climbing the Middle Teton with two feet of fresh snow.
& year old made it up this with me and the bro-in-law. Great day
Impromptu climb of the North Ridge. JHMG Philip, gave us this choice as a practice climb to prepare for the Grand. Not typically an option, but I'm glad our guide knew competent climbers when he saw them.
Second time I climbed this peak, the first being in 2008.
Great 2 night trip up and down from Lupine Meadows....views from the top were spectacular and made it worth all the hard work!
With dad & Mike Kerley
good fun. trail at 5 a.m.. happy hour at 6 p.m..
Climbed the southwest couloir of the Middle last week by myself. Lots of fun!
Climbed up and down the SW coulior. Nice route, especially if you stay on the sides of the coulior and avoid the loose rock.
Slept in The Meadows. Long rocky slog to the saddle from there, but following the southwest couloir from the saddle is extremely straightforward.
Excellent fall climb of the Middle Teton. Snow was still present at multiple points from the Meadows up to the saddle above Iceflow Lake.
The weather was absolutely perfect, calm even on top. A group of parachuters flew by less than 100 feet from the summit block while we were on top.
We also crossed paths with a bear on the switchbacks before entering Garnet Canyon. There is still disagreement in the group whether it was a black or grizzly bear.
Dayhike - dragged axe and crampons along, but no snow at all on the route!
Yeah, you too Sen! We're gonna have to stop meeting in WY like this. Maybe we should just start coordinating our future trips up there and save some gas money :)
Non-technical route, but very steep and loose toward the summit. Chilly breeze at the top, but great views of the Grand. 14 miles, 12 total hours.
8/17/12 Via North Ridge / Descent NW Couloir (Part of Grand Traverse)